I say the word “bedtime” and Ellie’s like:

We start our bedtime routine regardless:

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Which usually results in something like:

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Two minutes later:

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Followed by the ear piercing screams:

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By then she’s worn herself out:

And I’m thinking:

I peek over and:

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I ask her why she’s not sleeping:

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I’m starting to feel like this:

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So we sing…and sing….and sing…..

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Until finally:

And Brian and I feel like:

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….Unless we’ve already fallen asleep with her. Whew!